Thursday, May 31, 2012

new logo x site updates

Above is a new logo that I made (which is basically a revamp of the old one).

It originally was much more complex (see below) but my friend Adrian suggested I simplify it to the most interesting part (the head). I will still be utilizing the more complex version in a patch, shirt design, or business card in the near future I'm sure.

 I have updated my site with the new logo, and besides that there is a new and improved comic section that allows you to flip through panels of "Still Here" without leaving the site, so give them a read here (a new "Still Here" to come soon I promise).

Although there are still some design and functionality issues I need to iron out, there are other updates to the site as well.

Take a look at

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

tracks on tracks

Above is a shirt design I did for, my friend JK's (Green Couch Sessions) new project Tracks on Tracks. Tracks on Tracks takes 10 acts on the VIA Rails, from Vancouver to Toronto. They perform on and off the train, along with some secret shows as well. Check out more information and follow the adventure here, and see how you can get involved or donate as well.

The shirts are still being printed currently, but should look something like this:

The song/video of the day is from Green Couch Session's Adaline set:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

may freq

In this May's issue of Freq Magazine I interviewed Caleb Neelon who created the album artwork for Abandoned Lullaby, a release from Icebird (RJD2 and Aaron Livingston). You can read that here.

I also reviewed the THEEsatisfaction album, awE naturalE. I'm not sure if that's online but it's definitely in the print issue so you can go pick up one off news stands and check it out. Listen to a THEEsatisfaction track below:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

cheers to your health

This week is FFWD's Beer Issue.
I created the above illustration to go along with an article by Don Tse about the health benefits of beer, so make sure you give it a read here ,so you finally have an excuse for your excessive drinking habit  to learn why drinking beer can be beneficial in moderation. ;)

Your post related song below, from the incredible Madvillain album, the track "One Beer". When can we finally have that Madvillainy sequel???

Thursday, May 17, 2012

waves show

My art is currently on display at Waves Coffee House on 6th street and 17th ave. This is my first solo show! You may have seen a lot of the work already if you follow the blog, but there is some new stuff as well that you can go check out over the course of May and June.

The official reception is on June 8th from 7:30- 12:00 (I'm sure I will post a reminder closer to the date).

There will be some prints for sale and original pieces. My friends String Bridges and Bonnaventure James will be playing some tunes, so it should be an awesome night with good music, good people, and maybe some good art as well ;)

If you're on the facebook the event page can be seen here.

Big thanks to 6th street Waves Coffee House!

Your song of the day below

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

much music video award nomination

The Arkells music video, Michigan Left, which I created all the animation for was just nominated for a Much Music Video Award!

It is under the category "MuchLoud Rock Video Of The Year", the director is my talented friend John Poliquin. You may remember the other video I worked on with him, Mother Mother's "The Stand" was nominated for Juno earlier in the year.

You can check out the other MMVA nominations here.

Watch Michigan Left below!

Monday, May 14, 2012

jack white

I created this Jack White illustration for BeatRoute Alberta and B.C. to accompany the lead album review of May, Jack White's Blunderbuss. Above is the final illo and the preliminary drawing which was approved respectively.

I thought Blunderbuss was pretty good, but find out what Sebastian Buzzalino has to say about the record in the review here.

Listen to the lead single off Blunderbuss below, and check out the accompanying visuals, which is really gnarly and definitely worth the watch:

"SIXTEEN SALTINES" | Jack White from AG Rojas on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

one night stand

Above is the illustration for this month's sex column in BeatRoute. The topic of discussion this month is booty call etiquette, you can read E-Z Breezy's article here.

Your song of the day below:

Monday, May 7, 2012

green thumbs for lazy bones

Here is a FFWD illustration I made for an article about gardening for the lazy by Tanya Hagen. Some really great tips to get your garden going during the summer, without ruining your reputation of sitting on the couch all day! Read the full article here.

Your song of the day below.

ms understood

Come to the Auburn tonight (May 7th), and help raise money for MS. I donated three prints which you can enter a raffle to win, as well there is a 50/50, musical performances, a theatrical showcase, comedy, a drag performance and more! Tickets are $15 at the door. Get more info on the facebook event page here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

bonnaventure james

I created this gig poster for my friend Bonnaventure James, he's playing a show at Costello's on May 9th, so make sure to go check him out! And while you're checking out the track below hit up his Bandcamp and cop the new album "Buena Aventura". Also read the review Silent Shout recently had on the new album here.